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        HIGH SIERRA

      - BURNETT, W.R. HIGH SIERRA. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. Small 8vo., cloth in dust jacket. First Edition. Signed by Burnett on front the endpaper and dated Feb. 26, '40. Basis for the 1941 Warner Brothers movie of the same name, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino and Joan Leslie. John Huston helped Burnett write the screenplay. Very Good; moderate edgewear (number of areas with some tape residue interior) d/j. Enclosed in a custom-designed, leather & cloth clam-shell box, with a nice gilt-worked spine and with a colorful depiction of the image on the dust jacket- in mixed media- on the front cover. A great display! $2750.00. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        Why England Slept

      New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc, 1940. First edition. xx, 252 pp. 8vo. Publisher's rose cloth. Spine faded, light wear to spine ends. JFK's First Book, Inscribed to Newsman Arthur Krock The first edition of John F. Kennedy's first book, inscribed to Arthur Krock: "To Mr. Krock. Who Baptized, Christened, and was Best Man for this book - with my sincere thanks, Jack Kennedy." Arthur Krock (1886-1974), the "Dean of Washington Newsmen," was Washington correspondent and bureau chief for the New York Times and wrote the "In the Nation" column. He was a close friend and political ally of Joe Kennedy and his children. He advised John F. Kennedy with the revisions of his 1939 senior honors paper, "Appeasement in Munich," in preparation for its publication the following year. It was Krock who suggested the new title, Why England Slept, a response to Churchill's While England Slept. Krock would continue to advise the young Kennedy, who thanked him In the Preface to Profiles in Courage. Ted Kennedy wrote admiringly of Krock in his tribute volume to his father: "Mr. Krock has long been one of the most respected newsmen and columnists in Washington. He was won two Pulitzer Prizes for his work. He met Dad [Joseph Kennedy] during the New Deal years and won his deep admiration. Mr. Krock advised President Kennedy in the writing of his first book, Why England Slept, and has been a source of valued help to my brothers and myself" (Edward Kennedy, The Fruitful Bough: A Tribute to Joseph P. Kennedy, p. 112). [With:] As We Remember Joe. Edited by John F. Kennedy. Privately Printed: Cambridge, Mass, 1945. First edition, second issue. Original burgundy cloth. Fine copy. Inscribed, "For Martha and Arthur Krock, Bob Kennedy. Christmas 1965." Krock contributed a short reminiscence of Joe Kennedy from the 1940 Democratic National Convention, pp. 39-41. KENNEDY, Robert F. The Enemy Within. Harper & Brothers: New York, 1960. First edition. Publisher's cloth. Spine faded. Inscribed, "To Arthur Krock, With the thanks and admiration of his friend, Bob Kennedy." Krock wrote the foreword to The Enemy Within. The Fruitful Bough: A Tribute to Joseph P. Kennedy. Collected by Edward M. Kennedy. Privately Printed, 1965. Original blue cloth. Some scuffing to front cover. Inscribed, "To Arthur Krock, Who helped make The Fruitful Bough possible. With appreciation. Ted Kennedy. Sept 6 1965." With carbon of typescript of Krock's contribution to the volume as submitted for editing.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        ACUARELA BODEGO ORIGINAL DE PAU SABATE JAUMA, 1940. FIRMADA. 40X30

      1940 - ACUARELA BODEGO ORIGINAL DE PAU SABATE JAUMA, 1940. FIRMADA. 40X30 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm and other Stories.

      Longmans, Green and Co, London 1940 - First edition hardback. VG+, (top edge dusty, slight offsetting and rubbing) very clean and bright in VG dustwrapper (some minor rubbing and slight wear and a little fading to the spine as usual,neat archival tape repair to rear) which is housed in protective removable sleeve. A pleasing example and scarcei n this condition. 8856 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Holybourne Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        Why England Slept

      New York: Wilfred Funk, Inc, 1940. First edition. xx, 252 pp. 8vo. Publisher's rose cloth. Spine faded, light wear to spine ends. JFK's First Book, Inscribed to Newsman Arthur Krock The first edition of John F. Kennedy's first book, inscribed to Arthur Krock: "To Mr. Krock. Who Baptized, Christened, and was Best Man for this book - with my sincere thanks, Jack Kennedy."Arthur Krock (1886-1974), the "Dean of Washington Newsmen," was Washington correspondent and bureau chief for the New York Times and wrote the "In the Nation" column. He was a close friend and political ally of Joe Kennedy and his children. He advised John F. Kennedy with the revisions of his 1939 senior honors paper, "Appeasement in Munich," in preparation for its publication the following year. It was Krock who suggested the new title, Why England Slept, a response to Churchill's While England Slept. Krock would continue to advise the young Kennedy, who thanked him In the Preface to Profiles in Courage.Ted Kennedy wrote admiringly of Krock in his tribute volume to his father: "Mr. Krock has long been one of the most respected newsmen and columnists in Washington. He was won two Pulitzer Prizes for his work. He met Dad [Joseph Kennedy] during the New Deal years and won his deep admiration. Mr. Krock advised President Kennedy in the writing of his first book, Why England Slept, and has been a source of valued help to my brothers and myself" (Edward Kennedy, The Fruitful Bough: A Tribute to Joseph P. Kennedy, p. 112).[With:] As We Remember Joe. Edited by John F. Kennedy. Privately Printed: Cambridge, Mass, 1945. First edition, second issue. Original burgundy cloth. Fine copy. Inscribed, "For Martha and Arthur Krock, Bob Kennedy. Christmas 1965." Krock contributed a short reminiscence of Joe Kennedy from the 1940 Democratic National Convention, pp. 39-41.KENNEDY, Robert F. The Enemy Within. Harper & Brothers: New York, 1960. First edition. Publisher's cloth. Spine faded. Inscribed, "To Arthur Krock, With the thanks and admiration of his friend, Bob Kennedy." Krock wrote the foreword to The Enemy Within.The Fruitful Bough: A Tribute to Joseph P. Kennedy. Collected by Edward M. Kennedy. Privately Printed, 1965. Original blue cloth. Some scuffing to front cover. Inscribed, "To Arthur Krock, Who helped make The Fruitful Bough possible. With appreciation. Ted Kennedy. Sept 6 1965." With carbon of typescript of Krock's contribution to the volume as submitted for editing.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Men in Print. Essays in Literary Criticism

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1940. First Edition, No. 34 of 500 copies. Introduction by A.W. Lawrence. 59, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original quarter blue Niger morocco and cream linen by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Spine sunned, else fine in thin board slipcase.

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        Men in Print Essays in Literary Criticism

      London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1940. First Edition, No. 34 of 500 copies. Introduction by A.W. Lawrence. 59, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Original quarter blue Niger morocco and cream linen by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Spine sunned, else fine in thin board slipcase.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Ox-Bow Incident

      Random House, New York 1940 - A story of the West in 1885. Van Tilburg Clark's first and one of his best known novels. Book is fine and clean, a very little tanning to paste-downs. There is a very small book sellers label at spine corner of rear paste-down. jacket is in very good Not price clipped($2.00) jacket with chips and wear to extremities and folds and a 1"x1" loss at verso at bottom corner. First Edition, First Printing stated. This iconic book of the west is Mylar protected. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Oshtemo Book Sellers]
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        "MERRY XMAS. Mr. Williams 20 Pine St. N.Y."

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1940. First edition. No. 79 of 267 copies, signed by the author on the title page. Cover design by Susan Shipp Pickering, illustrations by Harry L. Timmins. 34 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original green cloth, blocked in silver with device on upper cover. Fine in original glassine. Inscribed Inscribed on the flyleaf: "To my friend Judge Duffy filed as a brief amicus curiae-without permission of the court-in behalf of all unfortunate duck hunters who may be haled before him. Pick."

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        "A Straggler. Broadbill"

      New York: The Derrydale Press, 1940. Number 31 of 250. Hand colored aquatint etching, signed by the artist at lower right in pencil. 1 vols. 13-3/4 x 16-1/2 inches. Framed.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        California and the West. SIGNED

      New York: Duell, Sloan, & Pierce, (1940). First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. This copy SIGNED in black ink by Edward & Charis Weston on the first blank page. 4to, [12], 13 -127 pp plus 96 illustrations from photographs on 48 leaves. Publisher's black cloth lettered in white on the spine & upper cover, rebacked. Lacking the dust jacket. Recently rebacked in matching cloth preserving most of the backstrip, spine lettering slightly dull & partially rubbed, corners bumped, slight bruise along the upper edge of both boards, text tanned, modest foxing mostly in the margins of the plates or adjacent, Stunning photography by Edward Weston acompanied by text from diaries kept by wife & muse Charis, enhanced by the signature of both. Weston is described by biographer Terence Pitts as "one of the most innovative and influential American photographers."

      [Bookseller: Citation Books]
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        JOHNNIE

      Duell, Sloan and Pearce, [1940]., 1940. First edition. Inscribed by the author, "To ------ Where did you find this one! Best, Dorothy B. Hughes." Fine copy in dust jacket with light professional restoration to spine ends and extremities. Johnnie came from a small town in Texas and just wanted to ride on the subway. That's how he over heard a conversation between two men that soon plunged him into something that seemed at times to be a fairy tale and at other times a nightmare. A difficult title.

      [Bookseller: BUCKINGHAM BOOKS]
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        Archive of her book, The Aspirin Age, consisting of first editions in English, Chinese and Japanese, photographs and promotional material, and approximately 50 letters from authors appearing in the book and others involved in its production

      v.p., 1940. 1 vols. Thurber! Mencken! The Archive of the Best-Selling The Aspirin Age The Aspirin Age, edited by Isabel Leighton, actress, writer, translator, foreign correspondent, was a compilation of pieces by various writers concerning the events in American life and history from the 1920s-1940s. It was a best-seller, going through numerous printings and translations.Among the correspondents featured in this splendid archive are Howard Fast, H.L. Mencken (5 letters), John Dos Passos, Harold Ickes, Arthur Schlesinger, Bernard Baruch (her lover), Brenden Gill, John Mason Brown, Carl Sandburg, Walter Winchell, Robert E. Sherwood, James Thurber - a wonderful 4-page single-spaced letter written during the book's composition, suggesting various subjects and the writers to tackle them (he himself declines to do the Quintuplets!) - Gene Tunney, Edna Ferber, John Hersey, Russell Crouse, and many others.A unique collection of notable writers associated in a common enterprise that enjoyed a singular success.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Dravosburg Merchants Baseball Team Album

      [N.p.: n.p., c. 1940s]. Near fine in string-bound illustrated boards.. Unique album documenting the Dravosburg Merchants baseball team, containing 68 original black-and-white photographs, 58 newspaper clippings, 2 letters, and 1 card adhered to the pages. Includes mostly 3 1/2 X 3 1/2 inch prints, depicting baseball players and tournaments, accompanied by the album creator's handwritten captions. While the photographs were mostly taken in and around Pittsburgh, there is also a series of images of Okinawa, presumably taken while the athletes were stationed there during World War II. An insightful document of America's favorite pastime, with several great photographs of the era. With a photocopy laid in.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, Inc. ]
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        Sapphira and the Slave Girl

      New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. First Edition, Number 409 of 520 copies (of which 498 copies are for sale) have been printed on Rives Liampre All-Rag Paper. Each copy signed by the Author. 8vo, New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1940. 1 vols. 8vo. Gilt cloth and boards, t.e.g. Fine copy in soiled dj at spine and original slipcase. Cather's Last Novel, Deluxe Edition

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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        Art Deco Fish.

      ca. 1940s. - Six pochoirs. 10 x 13 inches each.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Archive of her book, The Aspirin Age, consisting of first editions in English, Chinese and Japanese, photographs and promotional material, and approximately 50 letters from authors appearing in the book and others involved in its production

      v.p., 1940. 1 vols. Thurber! Mencken! The Archive of the Best-Selling The Aspirin Age The Aspirin Age, edited by Isabel Leighton, actress, writer, translator, foreign correspondent, was a compilation of pieces by various writers concerning the events in American life and history from the 1920s-1940s. It was a best-seller, going through numerous printings and translations. Among the correspondents featured in this splendid archive are Howard Fast, H.L. Mencken (5 letters), John Dos Passos, Harold Ickes, Arthur Schlesinger, Bernard Baruch (her lover), Brenden Gill, John Mason Brown, Carl Sandburg, Walter Winchell, Robert E. Sherwood, James Thurber - a wonderful 4-page single-spaced letter written during the book's composition, suggesting various subjects and the writers to tackle them (he himself declines to do the Quintuplets!) - Gene Tunney, Edna Ferber, John Hersey, Russell Crouse, and many others. A unique collection of notable writers associated in a common enterprise that enjoyed a singular success.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Rubaiyat

      New York: Heritage Press, 1940. First Szyk edition. Illustrated by Arthur Syzk. 1 vols. 4to. Padded blue leather, gilt decorated on front cover some wear. Inscribed Szyk Rubaiyat Inscribed by the artist (and signed with a beautiful flourish) on the flyleaf: "To Mrs. Gerald Cave "with compliments of "Arthur Szyk "N.Y. 1941".

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        A STUDY OF THE CHINESE PAINTINGS IN COLLECTION OF ADA SMALL MOORE

      Oxford University Press, London, New York and Toronto, 1940. FIRST EDITION, 1940. Folio, approximately 395 x 300 mm, 15½ x 12 inches, 56 plates, 5 in colour, 9 large folding plates, pages: xvi, 1-279, no supplement present, published a year later, original publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, gilt Chinese letters to upper cover. Binding rubbed, small pale stain to head and tail of spine, covers and spine slightly darkened, slight shelf wear to edges, 3 large folding plates have fold neatly strengthened on blank side, a few folds have narrow strip of pale browning on the blank side, 1 large folding plate has small narrow strip of pale stain to bottom margin, nowhere near the image, otherwise a good copy in probably a made up dustjacket using remains of original jacket. A HEAVY BOOK WHICH MAY REQUIRE EXTRA POSTAGE. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        The Ox-Bow Incident

      New York: Random House, 1940 This is a fifth-printing of the book which was later made into the film starring Henry Fonda, Harry Morgan, and Anthony Quinn, directed by William A. Wellman. It is inscribed to Stanley A. Maxson and signed by Walter V. T. Clark, dated May 23, 1941. The DJ is protected in a Brodart cover but has corners clipped (but NOT price-clipped), heavily chipped at spine and edges/corners. A few small bent page corners. Pictures will be sent upon request. Includes a newspaper article about the release of his second book.. Signed by Author(s). Cloth. Very Good/Fair. Book.

      [Bookseller: Defunct Books]
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        Hi! You - Get Moving! Books for the Forces - Please!

      [London,] Issued by the Waste Paper Merchants Association,, [c.1940] . Sheet size: 70 x 47 cm. Five colour lithograph on wove paper. Light creasing, very good. Presented in a dark brown stained wooden frame. Image shows a bottle-neck of forces personnel and civilians forming at the top of an escalator behind a sailor, kit-bag on shoulder, who blocks the way sitting reading "The Three Bears." Not a great advertisement for literacy in the Royal Navy, but no doubt effective in promoting this war-time salvage drive which was supported by Churchill with a request that the public "look, and look again" at their bookshelves to provide something for the forces "to read in the long hours off-duty."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Collection of finished drawings and sketches for Fortune and The New Yorker

      43 drawings, detailed below. Some soiling, generally near fine. 43 drawings, detailed below. 4 pen-and-ink and wash drawings for The New Yorker (approx. 9 x 8 in.), signed ("Steig" and "W.Steig"), docketted in pencil and with The New Yorker stamps on verso, ca. 1940 22 pencil sketches (5-1/2 x 8-1/2 in.), captioned, depciting scenes of modern office work life, possibly for Fortune, ca. 1950 12 pen-and-ink drawings (approx. 7 x 10 in.), most signed ("W. Steig"), some captioned and docketted with page number and placement, scenes of modern office work life, one image docketted as having appeared in Fortune magazine, ca. 1950 One finished pen-and-ink and colored pencil drawing (9-1/2 x 8 in.), ca. 1950, possibly an unused drawing for The Agony of the Kindergarten 4 miscellaneous small sketches in pen-and-ink.

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

      New York: Garden City Publishing Company, Inc.,, 1940. The Cambridge edition text, as edited by William Aldis Wright. Including the temple notes. Illustrated by Rockwell Kent with a preface by Christopher Morley. Large octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in dark blue morocco, titles and centre tool to spine gilt, raised bands, pictorial block to the front board gilt copied from the frontispiece, twin rule to turn-ins, decorative endpapers, gilt edges. With numerous black and white illustrations. A fine copy. First Rockwell Kent edition. Signed by the illustrator on the title page.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Mass und Wert. Zweimonatsschrift für freie deutsche Kultur. Hrsg. von Thomas Mann und Konrad Falke. 1. Jahrg., Heft 1-6, 2. Jahrg., Heft 1-6, 3. Jahrg., Heft 1-5/6. (17 Hefte, alles was erschienen in 3 Bdn.). .

      Zürich, Oprecht, 1937 - 1940 - 8°, 976 S.; 864 S.; 702 S., Gebunden in Verlagseinband, Rücken gebräunt,minimal fleckig, Schnitt min. angeschmutzt. Innen sauber. Im Bd. 3 die Umschläge nicht beigebunden. O 73 .Legendäre Exilzeitschrift. Mit Beiträgen von Thomas Mann, Josef Breitbach, Rene Schickele, Jean-Paul Sartre, Golo Mann, Karl Otto, Ludwig Hohl, Oskar Maria Graf, Max Brod, Hermann Hesse, Otto Braun, Martin Gumpert und zahlreichen anderen. Erstausgabe.Beiliegend: Thomas Mann, «Vom zukünftigen Sieg der Demokratie», Oprecht, 1938 (2. Auflage).Und: Volker Riederl (Hg.), «Mass und Wert 1937-1940, Bibliographie einer Zeitschrift», Aufbau, 1973. 2200 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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        HORTON HATCHES THE EGG ( FIRST STATE DUST JACKET)

      Random House 1940 - Stated First Edition, First Printing of HORTON HATCHES THE EGG. Near fine First edition book in the extremely scarce original First state unclipped dust jacket. First edition book demonstrated by the statement ¿FIRST PRINTING¿ on the copyright page as required for this title. First state jacket demonstrated by having Mayzie on the front panel and the original price of $1.50 on the inside flaps. First edition points for the jacket are: Front flap has 5 paragraphs of text followed by the code 60-90, with the price on the inner flap of $1.50. The Rear Flap has the blurb about THE KINGS STILTS, and the rear Cover has Here¿s What The Children Say!, followed by 10 testimonials, and the $1.50 on the rear inside flap. Mayzie appears to the front panel of the dust jacket, flying under the palm tree. Beautiful, clean crisp unrestored book. The book has clean, bright pebbled grey boards with bright red titles to the front. The boards have sharp corners with no edgewear. The binding is tight and square. Slight touch of toning along top front edge. The end papers are clean, with the typical age toning as usually found with this title, otherwise and no scribbles, no inscriptions, no bookplates, no owner names and no bookstore stamps. The internal pages are clean, bright and crisp with no handling marks, no stains, no foxing, no writing, no scribbles and no stains. An usually clean, crisp book! Please see detailed images. The original first edition, FIRST STATE dust jacket is in beautiful near fine condition having benefited from slight restoration by an expert paper conservator to the spine tips. The jacket has strong vibrant colors with no chips, no rips, no stains (some slight age toning to the spine), no foxing and no edgewear. The dust jacket is NOT price clipped and has a stated price of $1.50 to the both front and rear inner flaps. The jacket has the original soft blue colors with strong vibrant red titles. The dust jacket is now protected in a new clear removeable cover. Please see the many images. A very handsome, clean crisp example of this title presenting very well with the extremely scarce stunning first state jacket. ADDITIONAL IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for the Children's rare books [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meier And Sons Rare Books]
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        Hakenkreuzflagge auf dem Kilimandscharo. Meine Besteigung im Jahre 1935.

      Wien, Adolf-Luser-Verlag, 1940.. Original-Kartoneinband mit farbig illustriertem Schutzumschlag, Klein-8°, 116 Seiten, 2 Seiten Verlagsanzeigen, 32 photographische Abbildungen auf Tafeln. Schutzumschlag leicht berieben, schönes, sauberes Exemplar..

      [Bookseller: Afrika- und Kolonialantiquariat Welwitsc]
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        Walt Disney's Fantasia

      Simon and Schuster, 1940-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1940. 158 p. First edition, first printing. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. Clean text and cloth. All plates present. Gift inscription on free front endpaper. Hinges slightly exposed in a few places. Jacket presents well, price-clipped, chipped and creased along top edge-- heaviest chipping, tears, and creasing on back panel along top and bottom edges. A few small pieces of ph-neutral archival mending tissue on verso. Program is a first as well, in Very Good condition with '40s theater ticket taped to verso of front cover, light wear. Nice copies of two colorful books that evoke the groundbreaking film well.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Baustelle. Öl auf Hartfaser.

      . 40 x 49,5 cm, Monogramm V.S. und datiert (19)72. In schlichtem Künstlerrahmen.. Volker Stelzmann (*1940 Dresden - lebt und arbeitet in Berlin-Charlottenburg). Deutscher Maler und Grafiker. 1957-60 Lehre zum Feinmechaniker, bis 1963 Arbeit in diesem Beruf. Daneben Abendakademie der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig (HGB) bei Walter Münze. Ab 1963-68 Studium an der HGB bei Gerhard-Kurt Müller. Grundstudium bei Fritz Fröhlich, Hans Mayer-Foreyt und Harry Blume. 1968-73 freischaffend. 1970-86 Mitglied im Verband Bildender Künstler der DDR. Ab 1979 Dozentur HGB, ab 1982 Professur ebenda. 1987/88 Gastprofessor an der Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main. 1988-2006 Professor für Malerei an die Universität der Künste Berlin.

      [Bookseller: Graphikantiquariat Koenitz Filiale Schlo]
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        Moldy Warp The Mole *First Edition*

      London: Collins. Hardcover. 87 pages. Numerous lovely colour illustrations. Unmarked. Average wear. Binding intact. Backstrip present with several small openings. Some lean to spine. Quality copy of this delightful work. . Good. 1940. First Edition.

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        Jeune fille au Chapeau dans le Pre. Original-Radierung.

      Um 1940.. Plattengrösse: 14,5x17 cm. Unten links voll signiert. Rechts mit Bleistift numeriert "XIV". In Glasrahmen 47x37 cm..

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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        SOME MEMORIES OF W. B. YEATS

      Dublin: The Cuala Press. December 1940. First edition, first printing. Publisher?'s original Hollande boards, in the original glassine dustwrapper. Illustrated frontispiece. Leave uncut. A superb fine copy with the wrapper only lightly rubbed. Number 13 of only 370 copies printed. Masefield's memoir of Yeats in prose and verse. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

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        Dravosburg Merchants Baseball Team Album

      [N.p.: n.p. c. 1940s] - Unique album documenting the Dravosburg Merchants baseball team, containing 68 original black-and-white photographs, 58 newspaper clippings, 2 letters, and 1 card adhered to the pages. Includes mostly 3 1/2 X 3 1/2 inch prints, depicting baseball players and tournaments, accompanied by the album creator's handwritten captions. While the photographs were mostly taken in and around Pittsburgh, there is also a series of images of Okinawa, presumably taken while the athletes were stationed there during World War II. An insightful document of America's favorite pastime, with several great photographs of the era. With a photocopy laid in. Near fine in string-bound illustrated boards.

      [Bookseller: Harper's Books, ABAA]
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        Native Son

      Harper and Brothers 1940 - Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York 1940. First Edition / First Printing. Stated First Edition, no additional printings. Blue cloth binding. Title in red and gray at the front board and the spine. Rare Variant jacket priced at $2.50 with alternate review at the front panel. This rare jacket also does not mention the Book of the Month Club. The review at the front panel does not extend to the spine. Book Condition: Very Good, spots on the boards, spine mildly rolled. Light age toning, light spots at the endpaper. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, light chipping. Short tear at the rear panel, age toning, light spots. Wrapped in a new removable mylar cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Program Signed by Hungarian Composer, Pianist and Ethnomusicologist BELA BARTÓK and his Wife DITTA PASZTORY BARTÓK

      1940 - BARTÓK, BELA. (1881-1945). Hungarian composer, pianist and ethnomusicologist; creator of Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, the Concerto for Orchestra and other 20th-century masterpieces. Signed program. ("Bela Bartók"). 8vo. 16pp. New York, November 3, 1940. Additionally signed in full by Bartok's wife, DITTA PASZTORY BARTÓK (1903-1982). Immediately after separating from his first wife, Bartók married his student Ditta Pásztory in 1923 who soon became the great interpreter of Bartók's music, often performing his works for two pianos with him. Despite his great attachment to Hungarian culture, Bartók, as early as 1931, was protesting the Hungarian government's fascist leanings. In 1939, he sent his archive to London for safe-keeping and, following the death of his mother, his ethno-musicological research notwithstanding, he began to consider emigration seriously. After completing his second American tour in April and May of 1940, Bartók returned to Hungary for a final concert in Budapest before leaving his homeland forever and settling in New York with his wife. Soon after their arrival, the couple performed at New York City's Town Hall, offering the American premiere of Bartók's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, soon to become one of the composer's most performed pieces, featuring both Bartók and Pásztory on the pianos accompanied by percussionists Saul Goodman and Henry Deneke. Several years later, Bartók orchestrated the Sonata, performing it with his wife in New York in January 1943, marking Bartók's last public performance before his death in 1945. Signed on the program's cover with some very light staining not near the signatures; otherwise in fine condition. Uncommon. * All our items are sent via Federal Express. Additional postage may be requested. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Vintage Silver Gelatin Print

      1940. A vintage silver gelatin print mounted on cardstock, with the print measuring 9 3/8 inches by 7 3/8 inches, the mount measuring 8 by 10 inches. Undated, circa 1950, with the model identified presumably by Jasgur on the mount recto as Virginia Phillips. In generally fine condition, with a few stray scuffs and blemishes, but minor. A lovely and unusual image from Jasgur, most famous for his photographs of the young Norma Jean Desmond, before she became Marilyn Monroe,

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        5 YOUNG AMERICAN POETS. GEORGE MARION O'DONNELL. RANDALL JARRELL. JOHN BERRYMAN.MARY BARNARD.W.R. MOSES.

      New Directions, Norfolk, Connecticut 1940 - First Edition. A fine fresh copy in the publisher's original navy cloth covered boards, (hint of off-setting to front pastedown) bright gilt lettering on the spine in a truly lovely dustwrapper, (indiscernable nicks at the crown and heel of the spin e and edges). Berryman's first appearance in book form. Stefanik A1. Excellent. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        JACQUARD ORIGINAL DE FRANCISCO FRANCO DIBUJADO POR FERRALER Y DORDAL 1940

      MANUEL FABREGAS JORBA 1940 - JACQUARD ORIGINAL DE FRANCISCO FRANCO DIBUJADO POR FERRALER Y DORDAL 1940. 40X30. FABRICADO POR MANUEL FABREGAS JORBA ACABADA LA GUERRA CIVIL Y PRINCIPIOS DE LA DICTADURA FRANQUISTA. RARO. REF 20 Biblioteca A [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Magic Bow: A Romance of Paganini

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1940 - First edition. A little rubbing at the extremities, very good lacking the dustwrapper. Basis for the 1946 film *The Magic Bow* directed by Bernard Knowles, and featuring Stewart Granger as Paganini. The Dedication Copy, Inscribed by Komroff to publisher Thomas R. Coward: "This copy (and all other copies) is for Thomas R. Coward in friendship. Sincerely, Manuel Komroff." The printed dedication reads: "For Thomas R. Coward, Publisher and Friend." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Hitler et moi

      First edition of the French translation, one of the copies of the Press.Binding to bradel in full black fabric, smooth back piece as red sorrow, blankets angularly restored preserved.Very rare autograph dedication signed by the author Robert Treukle: "... in unser Kampfgemeinschaft ..."Our copy is enriched with an original photograph of the author, mounted on tab, which Otto Strasser has added these few words: "Familie als Treukle Ostergrup 1940" and signed by him.Rare together.  Grasset Paris 1940 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        Ensemble de huit lettres autographes signées adressées à Denise Rollin

      Exceptional group of eight handwritten letters signed by Georges Bataille addressed to Denise Rollin, who was his lover between autumn 1939 and autumn 1943."As much as the life of Battle writer is well known in these years, both his private life escapes. And it is not the least paradox of this work more than any other she says insulation displacement of privacy as the minimum, and usually worse. "(Mr. Surya, Georges Bataille, death at work)When Georges Bataille meets Denise Rollin in 1939, he just lost his previous love, Colette Peignot, who died of tuberculosis, all his friends have abandoned him, and the war has been declared. Yet this sentimental and social chaos does not affect as many as Battle turbulent relationship he then meet with Denise Rollin, a friend of Cocteau Breton, Prévert and muse Kisling and Derain.Their idyll will last four years, few details of their love life during this period is known for occupancy except what Bataille would have us learn in The Guilty inspired in part of this passionate and painful relationship.In 1961, in an interview, Battle will return to this period: "The Guilty is the first book that gave me a kind of satisfaction, anxiety moreover, that had given me no books and no book has given me since. This may be the book in which I am most myself, which most like me ... because I wrote it as a kind quite fast and fairly continuous explosion. "The letters addressed to Denise Battle during this period indeed contain the seeds of feelings exploding in The Guilty as in all the work of Bataille. Incessant ebb and flow of love and pain, ecstasy and disappointment, calm and energy, mixing familiarity and vous, compliments and criticisms, they are often impossible to date accurately as they all proceed from the same movement flogging ecstatic:"I do not even have the courage to say what I suffer: in any case impose such suffering to a man, just for nothing, it becomes a disease, such as delirium. I do not know how I found a way to hope anyway - so far. ""What you say in your letter, it is to me what issue is like nudity - everything is torn between you and me. But again, I've never felt so proud of you. ""Jai ashamed to suffer so much and bore you with my souffrnance only when you are sick. ""I speak to you for you to know how much I love you, how everything in me have become as real as the disease. ""I'm so mad right now I feel like complicity and treachery of all to hurt me, as if you were paying the game for me to be even more desperate. ""Now I only aspire to anything, it is to show you that I no longer belong to you, I am riveted to you, I want you to know so much that if I do have had more than a profanation other way to prove it, I would do this before you desecration. ""I do not want any bogged down [...] I am willing to accept suffering for me, not for you and me a kind of mediocrity crippled. ""I am writing as a blind man, because (...) you make me fall in unbearable darkness. ""Maybe I was too happy with you for several months, even as the anxiety never longed much to stop, at least for a time, a happiness that was almost a challenge. "The war, in these letters, appears as seen and experienced through the romantic tension of Battle:Trivial annoyance when filled:"Do not worry - but not at all. You can not imagine how everyone here is quiet (...) if you were there, you'd probably as quiet as me. (...) During the alert, I had lunch with my Quiet department manager visiting Paris (it is at the front). (...) A little later, Henri Michaux came to see me, he had attended closely enough to some effect. Of course there was such a cannonade we did not have [even] the idea. "Painful echo of his moments of doubt in love:"I do not want to add another concern to those you already have. I can hardly make you laugh by telling you that I lost weight, my pants sometimes fall (...). I do not suffer too much if things are abominable detour material difficulties.Sometimes seen as an obstacle to his marriage:  "The siren you heard at the very moment we were separated from each other announced an all-clear. At first I was depressed by coincidence also disarmingly but when I saw it was the end of the warning I found myself rather hoped. But it's hard to feel so suddenly snatched from you, not anything to tell you, to be reduced to that letter. "Sometimes instead seen as the essence of this excessive passion:"Sometimes I think it's like there was between me and something more violent and more terrible because we found ourselves in the midst of so much turmoil. As if love truest could not agree with the inconvenience of it all. "Yet still dominated by passion that relegates to the background even tragic external events:"I let myself drown several hours thinking of all these endless outbursts that separate me from you. And then suddenly, in front of you, closer to you than ever I become absolutely harder and stronger than what we all drown. "In 1943, Georges Bataille located Vézelay a house where the couple will settle down with Laurence, daughter of George and Sylvia, and John (aka Bepsy?), The son of Denise. This is where Battle completed his book The Guilty along with his love, since only a month after their arrival, a young woman of 23 years, Diane Kotchoubey moved to their side. Before the end of the year, Battle leave Denise Rollin for this new passion.This house Vézelay is the subject of the last letter we propose and we note that the apartment with which hesitates Battle ("there is nothing else to rent than what I've seen") Perhaps he treats for Jacques Lacan and Sylvia Bataille. They do not finally coming, it's Diana who settled there with the consequences that we know. This is perhaps a logical conclusion in its history with Denise Rollin incarnation of what Bataille calls "luck": "But as luck bewitched in a world gone awful makes me tremble" (The Guilty).These letters, hitherto unknown, were retained by Maurice Blanchot, Bataille's best friend, who was from 1944's new lover Denise Rollin, the woman in the "melancholy and taciturn" beauty "embodied the silence" .Creases (one is even torn into five pieces), these letters are so precious trace of a passionate love of Battle as education about an unknown period of his personal life (which is not perceived only through the outsider of his friends).But they are first and foremost an outstanding literary set in which are revealed in turn the man cursed, the worshiper and the profane ... all that, according to Michel Foucault, Georges Bataille is "one of the writers The most important of this century. " Battle for the suffering because of this love is love itself, as he wrote in The Guilty:"Love this requirement: or purpose escapes you or you drop it. If you did not flee, flee love you. Lovers are provided to tear. The both crave suffer. The desire is in them desire the impossible. Otherwise, would satisfy the desire, the desire to die. "   - Corporate Supplement based on information kindly provided by Marina Galletti: The letter starting with "The siren you heard" would be written 26 May 1940 (cf. V t Complete Works of GB, p 521, where.. is referred to the same episode). The letter beginning with "I beg you. Should not worry you" would be written 3 or 4 June 1940 (see vol. :, V OC p. 524, which is mentioned the encounter with Michaux) S.n. s.l. s.d. (1940-1943) 21x27cm 8 lettres sur 13 pages

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        Wesley Ruggles' Arizona; Starring Jean Arthur, with William Holden and a Cast of Thousands (bound in copper)

      Hollywood, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1940. A unique copy of which a handful were bound in thin copper plate supplied by Phelps Dodge Corporaton of Globe, Arizona. The movie was William Holden's first major film and the movie was made in Tucson at the old movie sets which sadly burned down and have been replaced with a much more modest one. . Book measures 31 x 36 cm and is full of photographs with scenes from the movie and excerpts from the script. It was originally from a novel by Clarence Budington Kelland and issued in serial form in the Saturday Evening Post. Claude Binyon wrote the screenplay and Wesley Ruggles directed the film.. First Edition. Near Fine. 0blong Quarto.

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